World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
William James Atkinson
201927 (N.B. Computer record relating to the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 [available via Ancestry.com] records the service number as 1201927, which is wrong, the actual register is as shown above).
Sergeant (N.B. CWGC database records rank as Serjeant [old spelling] while the computer record relating to the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 [available via Ancestry.com] records it as Private - the actual register makes no reference t
Queens's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 1/4th Battalion, Territorial Force
Bangalore (Hosur Road) Cemetery, India
Tragically, Atkinson's death came as he travelled by train in India to be demobilised. He succumbed to pneumonia.
Possibly, the last man from Coquetdale to die.
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; p. 67)
Born in 1894, the son of the late James Atkinson & Margaret Atkinson, of Model Buildings, Rothbury, Northumberland.
The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.com) records two sisters - Eleanor (presumably, Atkinson) & Lily Milburn.
Rothbury War Memorial